Alrosa exit Sunland Minerals JV with Botswana Diamonds, new partner enga

Botswana Diamonds said it now wholly-owns Sunland Minerals, having acquired for a nominal sum the 50 percent stake previously held by Alrosa as part of their joint venture. Its full ownership allowed for a new investor to enter as a new joint venture...


Mountain Province Diamonds announced the results of its latest diamond sale

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. announced the preliminary results of its latest diamond sale which closed on November 14th 2018.


VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show begins with a spectacular start

VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show (VOD DIJS) was declared opened on 14 Nov at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) by His Excellency Butti Saeed Al Ghandi, Second Vice Chairman of the DWTC.


Graff unveiled polished from 1,109ct. Lesedi La Rona

Graff Diamonds has showcased the first of more than 60 diamonds it plans to polish from the 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona rough stone it bought last year.


Senior customs officials address GJEPC’s Open House at Jaipur

At an Open House organised by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) in Jaipur on 13 Nov several customs related issues were discussed by the industry, according to a report in


India to overtake US as second biggest market for fine jewellery by end of 2018

13 september 2018
( - India set to overtake US as the second biggest fine jewellery market in the world by the end of 2018 new research finds. China remains the biggest market for fine jewellery with sales reaching USD $86.3billion by the end of 2017, and expected to reach USD$92billion by the end of this year. Overall Chinese market has grown by over 21 per cent in the last five years. According to Euromonitor International, the Indian fine jewellery market will be worth USD $62.8bn, $4billion more than US retail spend which will reach $58.6bn, by the end of 2018.